Weston C.Loegering (Wes)

Of Counsel

Dallas + 1.214.969.5264

Wes Loegering has represented clients in complex federal and state civil and criminal trials for more than 35 years. He has handled all aspects of litigation involving business and government controversies, with a focus on matters involving federal and state agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Wes has led trial teams in a variety of jurisdictions and successfully obtained temporary restraining orders, injunctive and emergency relief, and jury verdicts; and he has helped numerous businesses and executives respond to civil and criminal government investigations.

Wes has successfully represented clients facing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, an Enron senior executive (client sentenced to probation), numerous companies and executives investigated by the SEC and grand juries, the sole corporate defendant in a whistleblower matter seeking more than $1 billion in damages brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) (qui tam), and negotiated settlement of matters investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ), including the Office of Foreign Asset Control. Prior to joining Jones Day, he defended numerous interconnection and class action cases on behalf of AT&T.

Wes is a member of the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association (chair, Pro Bono Committee, 1990). He is regularly appointed to defend federal criminal cases in the Northern District of Texas. His service to the community includes volunteering at the Austin Street Shelter, playing violin in church services, and serving on the boards of several Dallas area nonprofit organizations.

Experience

  • Verizon obtains TRO and preliminary injunction, prevails at fair market hearing, and successfully settles caseJones Day represented Verizon Business in obtaining a temporary restraining order and a temporary injunction in a contract dispute involving a significant telco-switching center.
  • EDS subsidiary National Heritage Insurance dismissal affirmed by 5th CircuitJones Day represented National Heritage Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), on appeal from a judgment dismissing the claims against it in a whistleblower action brought under the False Claims Act alleging Medicaid fraud in Texas schools.
  • Multinational public high tech company conducts internal investigation of potential FCPA violationsOn behalf of the Audit Committee of a multinational public company, Jones Day conducted an independent investigation of alleged conduct in Latin America which was not permitted under the FCPA.
  • Multinational pharmaceutical company conducts independent investigation of whistleblower allegations pursuant to contract audit rightsOn behalf of a privately-owned multinational pharmaceutical company, Jones Day conducted an independent investigation of alleged misconduct and possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations in Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.
  • Multinational public manufacturing company conducts internal investigation of potential FCPA, Customs, Export and Import Controls violationsOn behalf of a multinational public manufacturing company, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation of alleged conduct in the U.S. and Latin America which was not permitted under the FCPA and numerous other Federal regulatory schemes.
  • Multinational company conducts independent review of anticorruption compliance programJones Day conducted an independent review of the anticorruption compliance program for a leading oil and gas service provider with operations in over 20 countries and presented findings and recommendations to the board of directors.
  • Private company updates anticorruption compliance programJones Day helps a private company craft updated anticorruption program including FCPA and UK Anti-bribery Act and provides training and advice with respect to international activities.
  • Fortune 500 oil and gas refining and marketing company creates anticorruption compliance programJones Day assisted a Fortune 500 oil and gas refining and marketing company in creating and implementing an anticorruption compliance program covering global operations.
  • Antiguan Liquidators engage in worldwide insolvency dispute against U.S. appointed Receiver for right to liquidate Stanford International BankJones Day is representing the Antiguan Liquidators in their continuing jurisdiction fight with the U.S. Receiver in the litigation brought by the SEC against Stanford International Bank, Allen Stanford, and other individuals and entities.
  • Computer Sciences Corporation achieves settlement in computer software class action brought by more than one million insurance claimantsJones Day defended Computer Sciences Corporation ("CSC") in a proposed putative class action brought by more than one million insurance claimants alleging that 500 major insurers used CSC's computer software to value insurance claims.
  • EDS obtains summary judgment in false claims action suitJones Day represented National Heritage Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Electronic Data Systems Corporation, in a whistleblower action brought under the False Claims Act accusing defendant of facilitating Medicaid fraud in Texas schools.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • December 13, 2016
      2016 Jones Day & Whitley Penn SEC Accounting, Legal, and Enforcement Seminar
    • April 19, 2016
      Conducting Effective Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions, Dallas Bar Association, International Law Section
    • March 21-22, 2016
      Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization 2016 Annual Conference
    • April 21, 2015
      If You're Not Afraid of the FCPA, You Haven't Been Paying Attention, Dallas Bar Association, International Law Section Meeting
    • March 26, 2015
      University of Texas 10th Annual Fraud Conference, speaker on keynote panel
    • December 15, 2014
      Protecting Clients from FCPA Violations in China
    • June 17, 2014
      Remediation After Cross-Border Investigations: The Unanticipated Challenges, KPMG Advisory Institute Webcast
    • February 20, 2014
      Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation, University of Texas Law School
    • October 2, 2013
      The General Counsel Forum -- DFW Chapter: Conducting an Internal Investigation
    • September 26, 2013
      Ethical Challenges of Managing Client Relationships, 2013 Dallas Bench Bar
    • August 2, 2013
      The FCPA, Summary of Recent Developments & Impact on the M&A Environment
    • July 9, 2013
      Data Privacy: Risks and Best Practices in Latin America, China, India and Eastern Europe
    • May 7, 2013
      The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and OFAC Update, Dallas Bar Association
    • April 29-30, 2013
      Challenging Times for Banks: Recent U.S. Law Developments
    • April 4, 2013
      Identification and Control of Third Party Vendors to Mitigate FCPA Risks
    • February 2013
      Emily Post for FCPA Prosecutions: How the Prosecution and Defense May Conduct Themselves to the Best Advantage, American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting
    • November 1, 2012
      Advanced Business Law FCPA Presentation for Compliance Counsel
    • September 21, 2012
      Corruption Risks Associated with Use of Third Parties, State Bar of Texas CLE
    • June 6, 2012
      Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: More Enforcement Than Ever, State Bar of Texas Live Webcast
    • March 7, 2012
      Investigations of High-Level Employees and Executives: Navigating Complex Legal, Ethical and PR Issues in Internal and Government Investigations
    • January 30, 2012
      Advanced Business Torts, guest lecturer, SMU Law School
    • June 2, 2011
      How Effective Compliance Mitigates Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Risk
    • November 18, 2010
      The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Universidad Panamericana
    • October 2010
      Jones Day MCLE University - Dallas
    • October 13, 2010
      Facilitating Payments under the FCPA, North Texas District Export Council
    • October 5, 2010
      Corporate Compliance Programs in the New Era of Government Enforcement
    • July 13, 2010
      How Will The Recently Enacted U.K. Bribery Act Affect Your Business?
    • May 21, 2010
      Discovery Issues in Parallel Proceedings, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence & Discovery
    • May 19, 2010
      Understanding the Role of the Board in Corporate Compliance
    • March 25, 2010
      Knowing, Managing, and Measuring your Corporate Compliance Risks and Needs - Dallas
    • October 16, 2009
      The Expansive Reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, SMU Corporate Counsel Symposium
    • 2008
      The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Things you Should Know and How They Could Affect Your Business
    • July 2004
      Special Issues in Dealing with White Collar Crimes, State Bar of Texas Seminar, 30th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course
    • July 2004
      White Collar Crime — Recent Developments, State Bar of Texas, 20th Annual Advanced Criminal Procedure Course
    • April-May 2004
      Impact of the Assertion of the Fifth Amendment in Civil Proceedings, State Bar of Texas, 17th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course
    • 2002
      Could I Go to Jail for This?, State Bar of Texas, Corporate Responsibility After the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
    • 2002
      Legalized Destruction: Which Documents Can Be Destroyed and Which Cannot, State Bar of Texas, White Collar Crime for the Civil Practitioner
    • 2002
      Overview of Risks Created by Destruction of Electronic Records, TABCC Regional Meeting
    • 2000
      False Claims Act and Qui Tam Actions, 18th Annual Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Course
    • 1997-1999
      Heath Care Fraud: How to Avoid Problems, and Dealing with Problems Should They Arise, a one-day seminar designed for administrative, financial, and medical professionals in hospital, clinic, mental health, and health insurance settings
    • 1996-1997
      What a Criminal Lawyer Can Teach a Civil Lawyer About Discovery, State Bar of Texas, 9th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course
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